As an active market player and strong proponent in the field of natural
refrigerants, shecco's expertise is valued in the following projects, partnerships and associations:
shecco manages Going-Electric - the Association for Electric Vehicles and their Users in Europe. Going-Electric is a Brussels-based organisation created to be "the voice of all EV stakeholders and work towards a European legislative framework enabling a European leadership in EV production and commercialisation". Its main role is to steer the European institutions towards European policies and directives favorable to EVs. In addition, Going-Electric engages in communication activities to raise public awareness for the benefits of EVs. Finally, we also produce scientific reports analysing the pros and cons of EVs.
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Running from 2007 to end-2009, this project brought together seven partners from the research and industry arena. NARECO2
- short for: NA
- shared knowledge and experience regarding CO2
installations, and ultimately spread the message to countries lagging behind in this fast-growing area. NARECO2
was funded by the EU Leonardo Programme. As the only industry partner, shecco created an online exchange platform for all participants, and organised Atmosphere 2009, the international conference for natural refrigerants, concluding the project.
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shecco is a member of the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR). IIAR provides advocacy, education, standards, and information for the benefit of the ammonia refrigeration industry worldwide. IIAR’s vision is to be recognized as the world’s leading advocate for the safe, reliable and efficient use of ammonia and other natural refrigerants for industrial applications. IIAR member companies represent every aspect of the ammonia refrigeration industry and are comprised of many of the world’s largest food processors and refrigerated warehouse operators, breweries, chemical companies and pharmaceutical companies.
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The European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) promotes the awareness and proper deployment of heat pump technology in the European market place for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. As an official EHPA member, shecco is an active contributor insupporting the wider uptake of heat pump technology using natural refrigerants. The EHPA website also integrates news published on R744.com
, and hydrocarbons21.com
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With more than 17,000 staff members, GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) is Germany's largest development organisation. Since 1996, the former GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) Proklima has been working on the reduction and subsequent phasing-out of ozone depleting substances in developing countries. Proklima advises the governments of partner countries on drafting local regulations and setting policies that will comply with all international environmental agreements. In the industrial sector, Proklima assists companies in replacing ozone depleting technologies with environmentally friendly and economically attractive alternatives. shecco has contributed to the publication of "Natural Refrigerants – Sustainable Ozone- and Climate-Friendly Alternatives to HCFCs", a comprehensive summary of case studies on the use of CO2
, ammonia, and hydrocarbons; and is cooperating with GIZ in raising awareness for the potential of natural working fluids.
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UNEP HCFC Help Centre
The database of the United Nations Environment Programme assists developing countries with the phase-out process for ozone-depleting gases and the search for viable alternatives. The section on technology options values shecco’s three platforms R744.com
, and hydrocarbons21.com
as recommended information sources.
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